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Beth Parker

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Transcript of Summerstart

Double click anywhere & add an idea The Community as the Classroom The Community as the Classroom Service-Learning at WWU Prepare Act / Serve Reflect Assess The Service-Learning Cycle
How can I get involved? Courses Students In Service (SIS) International programs Events Photo: Layna Bennehoff Photo: Layna Bennehoff Photo: Layna Bennehoff Photo: Layna Bennehoff 5 week, 10 credit summer trip
Sites: Ombogo Girls Academy and Merrueshi
12 students in 2010
Independent study and service projects
Rain Forest Immersion and Conservation Action program
5 weeks, 3 courses, 10 credits
25 students per year Others? Over 100 service-learning courses were offered last year
Get credit for service like any other class project
Where to find courses: http://www.wwu.edu/depts/csl
Student benefits Earn class credit while serving the community
Explore new career opportunities and make professional connections
Try new things and discover new passions
Develop skills for the workplace and add valuable experience to your resume
Increase your cultural awareness and knowledge of diversity and social issues in the community Become a part-time Americorps member
Serve in the community and earn an education award
300 hours = $1,132 award
450 hours = $1,415 award
900 hours = $2,675 award Make a Difference Day
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Earth Day
Other group service projects
Alternative Spring Break
What is service-learning? Community engagement Now hiring! 3 work-study positions:

Community Engagement Peer Advisor
Students in Service Program Assistant
Service-Learning Program Assistant Advising at the CSL
Weekend projects
Committed volunteerism
Thanks for your interest in service and learning at WWU! We look forward to serving our community with you. Creating the Future! Earn 3 class credits in EDUC 297a, and build your skills and resume, by serving as a roll model, encouraging and empowering kids towards the dreams of graduating high school and succeeding in their persuit of higher education. Do You like kids? Are you interested in learning leadership and communication skills while having fun? For more information about this program, please contact Compass 2 Campus director Cyndie Shepard at Cyndie.Shepard@wwu.edu or 360.650.3998, or visit the Compass 2 Campus website at http://www.wce.wwu.edu/C2C/ Learn in a college classroom for the first 3 weeks, then participate in a lab 4 hours each week for the rest of the quarter, mentoring 5th and 6th graders in area schools. Enroll in a course:

MWF 8:00-8:50am
TTh 11:30am-12:50pm
TTh 4:00-5:20pm And a lab - 26 available! Kenya: Field Studies and Collaborative International Service-Learning Costa Rica: RICA Travel and Field Course
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